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Submitted by Anonymous

We always made our own popsicles growing up by blending fresh or frozen fruits and adding in fun ingredients like sprinkles or gummy bears then carefully pouring them into popsicle molds and waiting impatiently for them to freeze enough to pop out and eat in the heat of a summer afternoon.

Until recently I had not thought about making my own for hot summer days until I saw a friend on social media making “PUP-sicles” for her dogs. So this morning not only did I make some Pup-sicles but I also made some popsicles for my whole family! It was super easy, fun and a great way of staying on the healthier side of snacks.

  • For the four legged and canine family members we went with a creamy yogurt-based one with mashed blueberries with a touch of peanut butter.
  • For the younger family members, we did Peach, Strawberry and Coconut Yogurt (we didn’t have enough vanilla yogurt as the recipe below calls for)
  • And lastly for the adults in the family we did Watermelon Mint ones with fresh mint from the garden.

They are all currently freezing in the freezer for the afternoon, so I’ll have to touch base again later to let you know how they turned out. Or your can make your own by blending your favorite fruits and adding yogurt or coconut water. You could also use the recipes we used this morning by following the links below; the people popsicles have four recipes to try and they all look scrumptious!

We have a sneaking suspicion that the Pup-sicles will be a hit as the dog polished that mixing bowl so well! The recipe we used is the first one on the blog linked below with slight alterations to fit the ingredients we had on hand – there are 8 frozen treat recipes to browse. A friend who makes them herself quite regularly for her dogs suggests using foods your dog is already used to eating as a treat such as peanut butter, beef broth, blueberries, cheese or other simple ingrediants that are dog-friendly. She also suggested using the flexible silicone style cube trays as it keeps portioning easy as well as getting them out of the mold once they are frozen.

We didn’t want to leave the feline-family members out so we even found this link that has a couple of neat looking cat-scicle recipes.  

** Please note: Always make sure your furry-family members are ok with any ingredients used before serving any popsicles and always serve in moderaton! **

People Popslicles click HERE

PUP-Scicles click HERE

Cat-Scicles click HERE